Amazing--some dedicated Lego fields built an enormous light bulb over the course of a day--and the public helped out! LEGO sent over time-lapse footage of the work in progress:
In honor of National Inventors' Month, LEGO Systems Inc. launches its LEGO® CLICK! Awards, an essay contest for children ages 6 to 13. In addition, the Smithsonian Institution's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and LEGO Systems Inc. hosted families for a two-day collaborative build of the world's largest light bulb - the universal symbol of a big idea - made entirely of LEGO bricks on August 1 and 2 at the National Museum of American History.
The 8-foot-tall light bulb was assembled by museum visitors with the help of LEGO Master Builders. Additionally, the museum's hands-on invention space, Spark!Lab, hosted special interactive, construction play-themed activities for children where they are able to "patent" their creations. All of the programs reinforced the connection between play and invention explored in the museum's "Invention at Play" exhibition and celebrate the philosophy that anyone can have a big idea and then can bring it to life.